The inaugural Season of the Gujarat Super League to commence from May 1

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Gujarat Super League

The inaugural season of the Gujarat Super League (GSL) is set to kick off on May 1. This marks a significant milestone in the history of football in Gujarat, as the GSL is the first franchise-based football league in the state.

The league, organized by the Gujarat State Football Association (GSFA), will run from May 1 to May 12 at the EKA Arena, TransStadia in Ahmedabad. The trophy for the inaugural edition of the GSL was unveiled in Ahmedabad by GSFA President Parimal Nathwani.

All you need to know about Gujarat Super League

The GSL will feature six teams: Ahmedabad Avengers, Gandhinagar Giants, Karnavati Knights, Saurashtra Spartans, Surat Strikers, and Vadodara Warriors. These teams will compete in a single round-robin format, with the top two teams at the end of the league stage contesting the final on May 12.

The players were selected by the six teams through a draft system, which had 250 players from Gujarat and 36 others from 10 different states. These players have had the experience of playing in various national tournaments like Santosh Trophy, I-League, I-League 2, I-League 3, Durand Cup, AIFF Youth Leagues, Reliance Foundation Development League, and other state leagues.

All matches will be streamed live on FIFA+ and the Gujarat State Football Association YouTube Channel. After the Santosh Trophy Final Round, the GSL will become the second Indian football tournament to be streamed globally on FIFA+.

The champions of the GSL will receive a prize money of Rs 11 lakhs, while the runners-up will receive Rs 5 lakhs. Individually, the best players in eight different categories will get a prize money of Rs 25,000 each on the basis of their performance throughout the tournament.

The Gujarat Super League is a major initiative of the GSFA to make football more popular and strengthen the sport in the state. The GSFA believes that the GSL will not only provide a platform for local talent to showcase their skills but also attract global attention to football in Gujarat.

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